Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were happy to meet after 774 days.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Al Nasr won 5-4 in a friendly match held at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 20th at 2:00 am (Korean time) against the Saudi Arabia All-Star Team.
There was a lot to see at the rumored feast. Both teams scored a total of 9 goals and played a fierce game, and Ronaldo and Messi both scored goals, adding to the joy of watching the fans. Messi was the protagonist of the opening goal. Messi scored the opening goal lightly after receiving a pass from Neymar in the third minute of the first half.
Ronaldo also responded to Messi’s goal. In the 34th minute of the first half, he scored an equalizer with a penalty kick (PK). The heat of the game did not seem to cool down. PSG took the lead in the 43rd minute with Marquinhos adding one more goal, but Ronaldo’s header hit the goalpost in the extra time of the first half. Ronaldo connected this with another shot to balance the score again.
The long-awaited ‘Meho Match’ ended in the 62nd minute. In the 17th minute of the second half, Messi was substituted out and left the ground. A goal feast took place in the second half, and the match ended with PSG winning 5-4. 안전놀이터
This day’s match drew great attention as ‘Meho Daejeon’, which could be the last. It was the first time in 774 days that the two players met at the stadium on this day. On December 8, 2020, Ronaldo, who was a member of Juventus, faced Messi, who was playing in Barcelona, in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and won 3-0. At the time, Ronaldo laughed as he scored multiple goals through PK.
The two players showed off their friendship by putting their arms around each other during the game. Both of them scored goals and showed the performance worthy of ‘Meho Daejeon’. Even though it was a friendly match rather than a fierce match like in the past, fans recalled memories while watching the two players play in the same stadium.
The two players also cherished the meeting after a long time. In an SNS post, Ronaldo shared a picture taken with Messi shouldering with the phrase, “I’m happy to be back on the pitch. And it’s nice to see old friends.” Messi also remembered the day by sharing a scene of shaking hands with Ronaldo through his SNS story.